Over the past year, I’ve been talking with tweens and teens to gather research for my next book, which explores the weird stuff that happens in middle school. I’m amazed by the honesty of students and their understanding of the underlying reasons driving social behaviors. (such as cliques, gossip, chasing popularity, etc.)…
Imagine being a tween or teenager today. Every day you’re bombarded with selfies and images that are edited to perfection.
It takes Herculean inner-strength not to constantly compare yourself to others!
As parents, it’s hard to see our kids experience friendship problems. This article shares steps to help your child develop healthy relational skills.
There’s a big difference between fitting -in and belonging. Tweens and teens understand and experience the difference everyday.
Do you and your kids understand the difference between mean and bullying behavior? Understanding the difference helps kids know how to navigate each situation.
Research finds that girl boy friendships are important because they give kids a chance to explore themselves outside of gender scripts an more.
Mean girl behavior, or relational aggression isn’t just for girls. Boys experience these painful interactions and may not realize it’s a form of bullying.
Friendships can be confusing, especially for kids. Here are five hidden truths about friendship that kids find especially helpful.
Conversations with kids about consent can begin as early as preschool and continue throughout the teen years. These resource help guide these conversations.